Merton's Tutor in Pre-Clinical Medicine Professor David Paterson has been awarded the 2018 Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship by the American Physiological Society (APS).
The Lectureship is the most prestigious award offered by the Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation (NCAR) section of the APS. It was created in honour of the German physician and physiologist Carl Ludwig whose research in several areas including the physiology of blood pressure, urinary excretion, and anesthesia led to his being awarded the Copley Medal in 1884. In 1869, Ludwig was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The University of Leipzig's Institute of Physiology, which he established in 1865, also bears his name.
Professor Paterson will be presented with his award at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, California in April 2018, where he will deliver a lecture and chair a mini-symposium. In addition he will receive a $1,000 honorarium, as well as a contribution towards travel and other expenses.